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Home Media Reports 2004 Qadiani gets life in jail for blasphemy
Qadiani gets life in jail for blasphemy
Daily Times
Thursday, December 2, 2004

Qadiani gets life in jail for blasphemy

MULTAN: An additional sessions court in Chiniot has found a Qadiani man guilty of blasphemy and sentenced him to life in prison, as well as a Rs 10,000 fine. Judge Sajjad Hussain Sindhar found Iqbal Ahmed guilty of making offensive remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He can appeal against the sentence in the High Court within 30 days. Iqbal Ahmed was arrested by Chiniot police last year after locals complained that he had made offensive remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Malik Masud Khalid, a spokesman for the Jamaat Ahmadia, said the blasphemy charge was false and Iqbal was being victimised. Meanwhile, Chiniot Civil Judge Mustahsan Ahmed Minhas has issued arrest warrants for several Qadianis wanted by police in 16 blasphemy cases. The judge said the accused would be declared proclaimed offenders if they did not appear in court at the next hearing, whose date has not yet been fixed. staff report.

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